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Invitations Go Out for 2014 Cutter Races

January 22, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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Invitations are going out for next month’s 43rd Annual Cutter Races staged each year by the Jackson Hole Shriners to raise funds for the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City.  Event Chairman Rod Everett says this year’s event will involve about 30 teams.  He says based on starting the races about noon, they have to be cut off around sunset and that limits the number of races that can be run to … Continue Reading

Popular Conference Gets New Owner

January 22, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County, Town of Jackson Comments Off
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A popular Jackson Hole event, the Western Design Conference held annually in September during the Jackson Hole Fall Arts Festival has been purchased by local resident Allison Merritt who has plans for expansion in 2014.  After acting as the Events Manager of the Western Design Conference for seven years, … Continue Reading

Light Bulb Law “Screwed Up”

January 22, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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How many Wyomingites does it take to change a light bulb?  While that may sound like the lead line of a joke, it actually is not.  The answer is only those holding valid electrician’s licenses are permitted to change light bulbs under an antiquated law.  However, Senators Gerald Geis and Cale Case of Fremont County want to … Continue Reading

Wolf Shot and Killed in GTNP

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A gray wolf was shot and killed Monday morning at a private in-holding within Grand Teton National Park. Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the person who shot the wolf is not being identified.  She says that individual immediately … Continue Reading

Avalanches Continue

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An avalanche in Maverick Canyon South of Togwotee Pass briefly buried one person Saturday, but ultimately caused no injury to the unidentified victim.  The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center describes the slide as 50 yards across, about 200 yards long and … Continue Reading

Mead Wants Locals To Decide Budget Use

January 21, 2014 State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Governor Matt Mead says he wants money he has added to his budget for local government support to be used as those local governments see fit.  Mead told members of the Wyoming Press Association that he is proposing a nearly flat budget compared with the last two years, but there is an additional $200-million for lawmakers to allocate. He hopes $175 million dollars of that can be provided to local governments with … Continue Reading

JHHS Hosts 8th Grade Interactive Night

January 21, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off
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Jackson Hole High School is hosting its second ever 8th grade Interactive Night Thursday to provide parents and students with information about what the coming year as a high school freshman holds for them.  Principal Scott Crisp says … Continue Reading

State Land Sale Hangs in Doubt

January 20, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead gives a keynote speech during the 2013 Wyoming Press Association winter convention in Cheyenne. (Dustin Bleizeffer/WyoFile ? click to enlarge)

It now appears that the remainder of the sale of state land inside Grand Teton National Park to the federal government may not take place.  That is what Governor Matt Mead told members of the Wyoming Press Association at their luncheon meeting in Cheyenne Friday.  Mead told the group that the state is still … Continue Reading

JHHS #1 In Wyoming, Among Top Nationally

January 20, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Teton County Schools Comments Off
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A survey conducted by US News and World Report places Jackson Hole High School number one among all of Wyoming’s High Schools, and in the top 5.5% of the nation’s high schools surveyed; earning the school a silver medal.  The publication teamed up with Washington, D.C.–based American Institutes for Research and based the rankings on … Continue Reading

Wyoming Range Deer Studied

January 20, 2014 Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming, Sublette County, Teton County Comments Off
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A three-year study of mule deer on the Wyoming Range of western Wyoming resumed in December with the eventual goal to help researchers understand why populations of mule deer there are not reaching population goals. The study is part of the Wyoming Mule Deer Initiative, a joint effort between … Continue Reading

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  • Let the Christmas hints begin - November 28, 2014
    My little sprouts are already getting ramped up for Christmas. They still don’t quite have the whole idea of the Christmas season, but they’re definitely into the presents. I was a little fella once, and I remember counting down the days until December 25th. There were no visions of sugarplums, but pocket knives, snowshoes, shotguns […]
  • Happy Thanksgiving, Wyoming! - November 27, 2014
    I know, a show about giving thanks on Thanksgiving is pretty predictable. But it doesn’t feel right to overlook the importance of this day. However, because this is a program about the outdoors, I’ll just talk about the things in the outdoors I’m thankful for. There’s plenty of it. Especially here in Wyoming. We’ve got […]
  • Pelts are nearing prime conditions - November 26, 2014
    The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. It’s the amount of daylight, and not the temperature, that causes wild animals to grow longer, thicker coats. If you’re a predator hunter or a trapper, that’s your cue. The pelts are coming into their prime right now, but that doesn’t mean they’re at […]
  • Very Windy in Many Areas, Developing Light to Moderate Snow - November 25, 2014
    The I-25 and I-80 corridors and adjacent roads throughout central, eastern and southern Wyoming will see very strong and gusty winds today.  Sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph likely for many areas with gusts to 60 mph or higher in the wind prone locations. Light to moderate snow shower activity will also be increasing […]

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